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Project Element Element Description

Project Title

Project Title

Virtual Environment for Social Information Processing (VESIP) Phase II

Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator

Crossman, Jacob

Description

Description

This project builds upon on previous work on a theory-based tool that assesses and trains children with autism spectrum disorders social information processing (SIP) skills. This system, the virtual environment for social information processing (VESIP), is a significant improvement over existing measures of social skill in several ways: (1) its standardized, computer-delivered form reduces training requirements and scoring time and increases comparability across populations; (2) its theory-based assessment is designed to pinpoint specific deficits in the SIP process for later individualized intervention; and (3) its immersive, easily-customizable, game-like interface is engaging, leading to greater ecological validity and a more accurate assessment of real-world skills.

Funder

Funder

Department of Education

Fiscal Year Funding

Fiscal Year Funding

335758

Current Award Period

Current Award Period

2011-2013

Strategic Plan Question

Strategic Plan Question

Question 4: Which Treatments And Interventions Will Help?

Strategic Plan Objective

Strategic Plan Objective

4O. Not specific to Question 4 objectives

Project Link

Project Link

Virtual Environment for Social Information Processing (VESIP) Phase II (External web link)

Institution

Institution

Soar Technology, Inc.

State/Country

State/Country

Michigan

Project Number

Project Number

H133S110048

Federal or Private?

Federal or Private?

Federal

Received ARRA Funding?

Received ARRA Funding?

No

History/Related Projects

History/Related Projects

Virtual Environment for Social Information Processing (VESIP) Phase II | 163841 | 2012 | H133S110048
Virtual Environment for Social Information Processing (VESIP) Phase II | 0 | 2013 | H133S110048

 
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